from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A partial human figure in ornamental design, as a head and torso with or without arms, ending in scroll-work, leafage, or the like.
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On the front of the sarcophagus is the semi-figure of Christ rising from the tomb, used generally at the period for the type of resurrection, between the Virgin and St. John; and two shields, bearing, one the fleur-de-lys, the other an eagle.
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